Nearly 10,000 protesters — most of them outraged Asian Americans — rallied in Brooklyn Saturday in support of former NYPD Officer Peter Liang, charging the rookie cop was a scapegoat for critics of police brutality and was wrongly prosecuted for a tragic accident.
The protesters, many waving American flags, are carrying signs that say things like, “No selective jury,” and placards displaying Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
They are also handing out petitions demanding a judge “set aside the illogical verdict handed down by the jury” or sentence the convicted cop to probation only.
Liang, 28, faces as much as 5 to 15 years in prison after he was convicted Feb. 11 on manslaughter and official-misconduct charges for the November 2014 shooting of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a stairwell of the Louis Pink Houses in East New York. Liang fired his weapon while conducting a vertical patrol in the darkened stairwell. The bullet ricocheted off a cinder-block wall and fatally struck the unarmed Gurley in the chest.
#BlackLivesMatters types have been braying for Liang's head, and they got what they want. However, it appears that blacks chose the wrong victim, an alleged member of their Rainbow Coalition. Similar to the attacks on the innocent Hispanic State Trooper in Texas, Brian T. Encinia, who was charged and fired for arresting the crazy and suicidal Sandra Bland only because Bland was black. Blacks seen intent on attacking their fellow Rainbow Coalition members. The low intelligence of blacks keeps them from realizing that Asians and Hispanics outnumber them and are higher achievers. Probably the same reason black politicians vote for more and more immigration, but are intent on attacking those same people.